LevelRegistration FeeTuitionDiscount
2nd child
3rd+ child
K/1st grade Group
(students must be at least 5 years of age and in Kindergarten or 1st grade)
2nd/3rd grade Group$100$1,400-$50-$100
4th/5th grade Group**$100$1,400-$50-$100
Middle School$100$1,400-$50-$100
High School$100$1,400-$50-$100
Adults – ONLINE***
Mondays 6-8pm

Starting with our 4/5 group, a previous knowledge of German is required. Additional online options for tutoring and/or small group instruction are available. Please contact us directly for more information.

*Tuition is due by or on the first day of school and for the whole school year, which is 30 days of instruction.

**Due to teacher availability, this group will begin online (off-campus) and transition to in-person instruction on Dec. 3, 2022. Online instruction will take place on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 with two breaks.

*** The adult class online is small group instruction.

Class time and Location

Our youth in-person classes will take place Saturdays from 9am to 12noon with recess from 10:15 – 10:45, at Nativity Catholic School in Menlo Park.

Registration Fee

$100 non-refundable registration fee per student due upon registration.

Volunteer Duty

Each Family is require to sign up for 2 volunteer duties per School year. For this a $50 deposit per duty ($100 total) will be collected at the time of registration and returned once the volunteer duty is completed. Volunteer duties include recess supervision during break, or help set-up or clean up at our special events. You can choose if you prefer to help at recess or at an event, but we ask that you please sign up for two (2) slots.
Sign-up for recess supervision here.

If helping at special events is more your thing, please sign up here.


Students at the elementary level and upward will be using a book, as part of the program. The price of the book varies, dependent upon the group and ranges between $15 – $75. Invoices for books will be sent out, once all students are assigned to their groups.

Mask Requirements

At this time, mask are recommended indoors, but not required. This policy will be reviewed throughout the school year.

Registration Process

Please go to the Registration Section and complete the required fields in the appropriate tab based on age. Upon completion you will receive an invoice in 1-2 days from our office for the non-refundable registration fee. A onetime payment of the $100 non-refundable registration fee is due for each child at the time of registration. The full tuition is due on or by the first day of class.

Registration is only complete once we have received the following to items for each child.

  1. Completed registration form
  2. $100 non-refundable registration fee

Payment Options

GASPA now only accepts electronic payments for registration fees and tuition (as well as donations).

To keep our expenses low, we only accept electronic checks (ACH bank transfers). Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive an email from “German American School of Palo Alto” The email will have a link “View invoice”. Click to view the invoice and follow the instructions to pay. You will have to enter your bank’s routing number and your checking account number. You can find these numbers on your checks.You can also print the invoice or download it as pdf for your records.

Please make sure to enter your account and routing number correctly. Incorrect numbers may result in rejected payment and additional fees.

Tuition Refund Policy

Registration fee, were applicable, is non-refundable. Requests for refund of tuition can only be made in writing to board and management and must be submitted by the end of the first day classes are in session stating reason for refund, and are subject to board approval. After that tuition cannot be refunded, it can only be credited towards other programs offered by GASPA.

Registration is first-come, first-serve. Early registration ensures your place.

The German-American School of Palo Alto admits student of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and scholarships.